Award Winner Description

David Patrick ran the 400 meters hurdles in the 1992 Summer Olympics and was the second American in
the final, which was won by Kevin Young while setting the still standing current world record in the event. Patrick
won two individual NCAA titles (880 yards indoor, 400 meter hurdles} while competing for the
University of Tennessee. Patrick’s 400 meter hurdles mark of 48.44 set at the 1982 NCAA meet stands
alone today as the best performance in the event. In all Patrick placed in seven events in NCAA
competition. Other top finishes include third in the 1981 400m hurdles, and mile relay finishes of
second indoor 1981 and sixth outdoor in 1982, Patrick was also a member of the 1982 indoor two-mile
relay that finished fourth. In SEC competition Patrick won the 600 yard run at the 1981 indoor meet
and captured the 800 indoor title in 1982. Patrick is the husband of Sandra Farmer-Patrick, who was
also an elite 400 meters hurdler. The two had a history of success at the same meets, including the
1989 IAAF World Cup in Barcelona, Spain where both took the gold medal.